Céline Dion sweeps the charts!



    Taking Chances claims the number one positions on radio and sales charts

    TORONTO, Nov. 23 /CNW/ - International superstar Céline Dion enchants
Canadian audiences and dominates the charts as she takes the top position on
both the Nielsen SoundScan Top 200 and Digital Album Charts with her brand new
studio album Taking Chances. This week, the single "Taking Chances" also
reaches number one at radio in Quebec (Le Palmarès Top 100 Anglophone chart)
and No.1 at radio nationally on the Nielsen BDS and Mediabase Mainstream AC
Charts.
    This latest No. 1 SoundScan debut follows the No. 1 debut of Céline's
French-language album, D'elles, in May of this year, garnering Céline the two
highest sales entries in Canada (for two different albums) so far this year -
an unprecedented achievement in Canadian SoundScan history.
    Céline Dion sets out in a bold new creative direction with Taking
Chances, perhaps the most personal and revelatory collection of songs and
performances in her fabled career. Fans around the world have embraced this
new era in Céline's extraordinary career with sales around the world placing
Taking Chances in the Top 10 sales charts in well over a dozen countries,
including No. 2 chart debuts in France, Japan, Switzerland, Denmark and
Sweden, and propelling the album to the number No. 1 position on Billboard's
pan-European top 100 sales chart.
    On December 15th, 2007, Céline Dion's record breaking engagement of A NEW
DAY... at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, ends its remarkable journey of five
consecutive years of sold-out performances, playing to nearly 3 million
people. She embarks on her Taking Chances World Tour with stops in Africa,
Asia, Australia and Europe, before returning to the US and Canada in summer
2008.
    Céline Dion was recently bestowed the 2007 World Music Awards' - Legend
Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music - honouring "a top recording
artist in recognition of their global success and outstanding contribution to
the music industry."

    SONY BMG MUSIC (CANADA) INC. is the Canadian subsidiary of SONY BMG MUSIC
ENTERTAINMENT, a global recording music joint venture with a roster of current
artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international
superstars, as well as a vast catalogue that comprises some of the most
important recordings in history. SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is 50% owned by
Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.





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For further information: Erica Silver, Director, National Media
Relations And Corporate Communications, SONY BMG MUSIC (CANADA) INC,
erica.silver@sonybmg.com, (416) 589-3050

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